Headlines for Sunday, January 16, 2011

  • Santa Anita Dirt Track

    Santa Anita Plans to Adjust Track Composition

    Santa Anita's track maintenance team plans to adjust the composition of the main track Jan. 18 to bring it back to the mix of sand, clay, and silt that it was before the region received several rainstorms in late December.

  • Always A Princess in the 2011 El Encino Stakes.

    Always a Princess Topples 'Luck in El Encino

    Always a Princess sprinted away in the lane over Santa Anita's speed-favoring main track and easily captured the $150,000 El Encino Stakes (gr. II) to spoil the 2011 debut of odds-on choice Blind Luck Jan. 16.

  • Win Willy wins the Fifth Season Stakes.

    Win Willy Wiggles Way to Fifth Season Win

    Odds-on choice Win Willy unleashed his terrific stretch kick to win the $75,000 Fifth Season Stakes by a neck over Stachys with a well-timed ride from Cliff Berry at Oaklawn Park Jan. 16.

  • Adirondack Summer wins the 2011 Dania Beach Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9372831%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Adirondack Summer Shows Grit in Dania Beach

    Adirondack Summer, responding to left-handed urging from jockey Alan Garcia, got up at the wire to win the roughly run $100,000 Dania Beach Stakes by a nose over Brilliant Speed on the turf at Gulfstream Park Jan. 16.

  • Henny Hughes Colt Tops 5th MM Sale Session

    A Henny Hughes colt brought Aust$210,000 ($207,549 in U.S. funds) Jan. 16 to top the fifth session of the Magic Millions Gold Coast yearling auction in Australia on a day when the gross, average, and median all increased.

  • Washington State Operation Gelding Clinic a Success

    Seven horses were castrated at the Tacoma Equine Hospital's low-cost castration clinic held on Dec. 31, 2010. With funding from the Unwanted Horse Coalition's Operation Gelding, the clinic provided financially strapped owners an opportunity to change their horses' lives for the better.